June 2008, n.13
edited by the Minerva
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Directory of European and national rules on Web Applications online (Updated version)
The new edition of the Directory of European and National Rules on Web Applications, edited by the Research Staff of the Italian Senate Library, offers an updated panorama of standards and regulations - issued both by the European Union and by each single Member State - related to Web Applications, in the conviction that information on directions and policies currently in act in the various national contexts is a necessary step towards the adoption of uniform and shared qualitative criteria.
This version includes the 12 new EU Member States. Searching and compiling criteria have not changed; the Directory may also include documents no more in force, if useful to draw the evolution of relevant policies in a country.
Culture Online Conference
The Slovenian Presidency and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia organized in cooperation with the MinervaEC Network the international conference Culture Online. The programme included also the MinervaEC Workshop, focusing on the current results of the project.
All the presentations are available online in the Conference website:
SIEDL 2008: Semantic interoperability in the European Digital Library [supported by MINERVA eC]
The proceedings of the first International Workshop, held in Tenerife, last 2 June 2008, are available online.
23-24 June 2008, The Hague, The Netherlands
Europeana conference "Users Expect the Interoperable"
25-28 August 2008, Vienna, Austria [MINERVA eC dissemination]
EVA Vienna 2008
"Digital Cultural Heritage - Essential for Tourism"
(25 August: MinervaEC Workshop: programme under preparation)
25-26 September 2008, Leipzig, Germany [MINERVA eC event]
MinervaEC final conference
(programme under preparation)
20-26 October 2008, Limassol, Cyprus [MINERVA eC and MICHAEL dissemination]
"Digital Heritage: Our Hi-tech-STORY for the Future"
Technologies to Document, Preserve, Communicate,and Prevent the Destruction of our Fragile Cultural Heritage
MINERVAeC IPR Guide (draft 08)
This guide is conceived for the use of cultural heritage institutions which are digitising cultural material and publishing it online, or are considering doing so. The objective of the document is to provide pragmatic, concise advice to cultural heritage institutions on the topic of intellectual property rights, as it impacts on digitisation projects.
Please, give us your feedback by 4 July 2008, writing to: email@example.com
Handbook on cultural web user interaction (draft June 2008)
The MINERVA EC Working Group “Quality, Accessibility and Usability” has just edited the first draft of the "Handbook on cultural web user interaction", targeted to all people, institutions and projects connected with cultural heritage, which are planning to develop web applications or want to monitor and improve those already on the web.
You are invited to read this draft and send comments and good practices within the end of June 2008, writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Technical Guidelines for Digital Cultural Content Creation Programmes (updated version, revised 18 April 2008)
Digitisation programmes already recognise the value of standards, and the adoption of a shared set of technical standards and guidelines is often a first step in seeking to ensure conformity within a programme. This document seeks to provide some guidelines for the use of standards - primarily technical standards. It is intended primarily as a resource for policy-makers, and for those implementing funding programmes for the creation of digital cultural content.
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